Category Archive: Books & Media

Salem, 1692: Season of the Witch

Tuesday September 29, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Milford Town Hall Banquet Room

The era of the Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O’Brien lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Rory O’Brien, author, historian, and tour guide, will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program at the library. He will have copies of his novel, Gallows Hill, a  murder mystery set modern-day in Salem, Massachusetts, available for purchase afterward.

Milford Town Hall Banquet Room – Use the Middle Street Entrance next to the old ambulance bays. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

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Evening Book Group

Tuesday September 22, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

Our selection this month is When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir From Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood.

An account of the 1963 death of the author’s father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father’s wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.    Publisher Description.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Location: Keyes Meeting Room

History Book Club

Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Our selection for discussion this month is Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City by Tamara Haraven and Randolph Langenbach.

First published in 1978, this classic book, through vivid oral histories and historic photographs, documents the social and cultural impact of the industry during America’s rise as a manufacturing power. For nearly a century, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was chief architect of the social, ethnic, and economic existence of Manchester, New Hampshire. In the early 1900s, it was the largest textile mill in the world, employing 17,000; its red brick facade stretched for nearly a mile along the Merrimack River and its payroll drew immigrants by the thousands.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.


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